YE KNOW NOTHING AT ALL
By Pastor Max Solbrekken, D.D.
There are three things that atheists, agnostics, and Christ rejectors cannot answer: “Who moved the huge stone from the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth? Where was the body of Jesus? Why did Saul of Tarsus convert to Christ and lose his life preaching the Gospel?”
THEY GAVE THE SOLDIERS LARGE MONEY!
“Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, Saying, Sir, we remember that the deceiver said, while He was alive, After three days, I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead; so the last error shall be worse than the first.
“Pilate said unto them, ye have a watch; go your way, make it as sure as you can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.” (Matt.27: 62-66)
How much MONEY did the Jewish Sanhedrin pay the soldiers guarding the tomb of Jesus, to lie and say they[MS1] [MS2] fell asleep while the disciples rolled the stone away and stole the body? Generally, it all ends with GREED.
How long would it take to break the Roman Seal, roll away the huge stone, leave his clothes in the tomb? Through all that noise and activity, trained Roman soldiers were sound asleep? We know that the Rabbis gave Judas Iscariot thirty pieces of silver to betray Jesus Christ. They gave the guards much money. How much is LARGE money?
BRIBERY IS LYING: IT IS A HUGE SIN!
Satan, the first liar, deceived Eve into believing that if she and Adam disobeyed the Creator, they would become like gods. The word devil means Liar. Bribery is Sin! The Jewish Sanhedrin promised to bribe the Roman authorities if they learned the true story about them seeing the angels of God and being struck down to the ground by their awesome presence!
Final question: Why did the Jewish Leaders hate Jesus of Nazareth so much? Was it because He uncovered their hypocrisy, or more? Or, was it because Satan was in control of their thoughts, actions, and deeds?
JESUS called Himself the Son of God. He was born to die as God’s pascal Lamb, to save the world as our Saviour. We know that Satan convinced Jewish authorities to CRUCIFY Jesus. We also know that they crucified Him because of ENVY. Sometimes, however, we give the Devil too much credit! He wasn’t that smart when he tried to overthrow Almighty God in the beginning and was CAST out of Heaven with his rebel angel host!
PRIDE MAKES PEOPLE STUPID!
The High Priest Caiaphas that year, spoke prophetically because he was moved by the Holy Spirit. He said, “Ye know NOTHING at all. Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that ONE MAN should die for the people, and the whole nation perish not.
“And this he spake not by himself; but being High Priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation: but not for that nation only, but that also that He should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put Him to death.” (John 11: 47-53)
THEY KNOW NOTHING AT ALL!
He was right! The Jews knew nothing at all when they rejected their Redeemer! The Muslims know nothing at all when they reject Jesus the Messiah. And when they lie about another man being crucified instead of Jesus of Nazareth, in spite of the meticulous recording of Jewish scribes of that historic event and the actual record of the crucifixion by Roman Authorities.
Their religion is built upon blatant falsehood recorded by a man who could not read or write. Mohammed wrote that Miriam (Mary, the mother of Jesus) was the same Miriam who was the sister of Moses!
The Evolutionists, Agnostics and Christ rejectors KNOW NOTHING at all, when they close their eyes and ears to the truth of God’s Word. The politicians who hate the Gospel of Jesus Christ so much that they are willing to change God’s Laws on Marriage, Abortion, and Sexual Perversion to please voters in an election, KNOW NOTHING at all!
CAIAPHAS WAS RIGHT: JESUS WAS BORN TO DIE!
Caiaphas the ancient Jewish High Priest was right: They know nothing at all. Liars, thieves, drunkards, and sexual perverts KNOW NOTHING at all. One day when all Christ rejectors stand before Almighty God for Judgment, they will be judged for the greatest SIN of all - REJECTING JESUS CHRIST, who shed His precious and holy BLOOD for us all on a Roman Cross on the hill called Golgotha outside the city wall of Jerusalem[MS3] !
PROOF OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION!
WE MUST WARN EVERYONE THAT JUDGMENT IS COMING!
The Bible states: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the CROSS.
“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him and given Him a NAME which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth; that every tongue should CONFESS that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Phil.2: 5-11).
“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men to REPENT: Because He hath appointed a DAY in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.” (Acts 17:29-31)
“…But now once in the end of the world, hath He (Christ) appeared to put away SIN by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the Judgment: so Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Heb. 9:26-28)
THE CHIEF SHEPHERD SOON TO APPEAR!
“But the end is come of all things are at hand; be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer. Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity (agape love) shall cover the multitude of sins. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the House of God; and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God. And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?
“And when the Chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you. Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary, the Devil, as a roaring lion , walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” (1 Peter 4: 7,8; 5:4, 6-9). God bless you, my friend! Amen.